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was the rule for america's schools. a law that allowed schools to separate students by race. that's until warren said that separate is inherently unequal. we take a look back 60 years after that decision. >> reporter: this could be any schoolyard in any city in america. 50 years ago the scene was much different. white children went to one school while black children went the to another. segregation had been the law of the land since 1896 cemented the separate but equal doctrine. after world worldd war ii ended, cracks began appearing. president harry trueman desegregated the armed services. jackie robinson became the first african american. and thurgood marshall was gaining steam. 7-year-old linda brown became the icon for the landmark supreme court ruling. she had to travel dozens of blocks to a black elementary school but her home was just seven blocks away from sumner elementary, an all white school. >> i had spanish american play mates, i had native american play mates, i had white play mates and we played together on a daily basis. but when school started, they went one way and i wen
to a suspicious fire at the private law office of vallejo mayor osby davis. christian is live on the building with a look at the damage and the investigation. christian. >> reporter: as you said, fire investigators are already saying this is a suspicious fire. now that the sun is rising we're getting a better look. you can see there's a lot of damage here. looking up you can see this is the office of osby davis. this is his private practice. looking inside the building you can see just how damaging this fire was. officials were inside just a couple of hours ago trying to figure out exactly how this fire started in the first place. crews responded to the fire here at about 1:30 this morning and say when they arrived, there was an intensifier and heavy smoke filling the building. and crews tell me they were able to confine that fire to the waiting room area but also say there's extensive smoke damage throughout the building. mayor0 bee davis was here early earlier this morning as his law office burned, as was michael thompson, the attorney who shares this office space. firefighters say the fire
will debate the law that denies recognition of same- sex marriage. several judges have struck down the law before and the obama administration does not defend it anymore. it may be months before there is a court routeing on this. >>> a gay couple is suing after their engagement photo was used without their permission in an anti-gay attack ad in colorado. they say a nonprofit group that opposes gay marriage dare darr marriage took their photo without their permission and used a caption above it. the -- the group who made the ad has no comment about this. >>> president obama seems to be widening his lead over mitt romney nationwide. but alison burns is live in our washington, d.c. bureau with the one group that seems to be rallying behind the republican nominee. >> reporter: tori, mitt romney will campaign in northern virginia. here he is meeting with veterans. the poll shows romney with a double-digit lead over president obama. he and paul ryan have stepped up their call against looming defense cuts. >> we believe in peace through strength. we believe that when america's military is strong,
the law offices of mayor ostby davis. it started early yesterday morning in vallejo. abc7 news reporter sergio quintana has the details. >> reporter: the inside of mayor ostby davis' private law office is a burned-out shell of melted machines, singed walls and crime scene tape. police say this is a fire that is more than just suspicious. >> because we suspect it is an arson and because we are characterizing this as perhaps a form of domestic terrorism, atf. >> we were able to get the first look inside as they were sifting through the damage. it was clear the mayor was still shaken by the fire and didn't want to say much. >> so what is your feeling about all of this? >> i'm not going to express my feelings. i'm just telling you they are going through the investigation and we are trying to piece together the pieces and we will deal with what we have to deal with. >> fire teams were age to quickly knock down the flames when they arrived. >> heavy smoke and fire coming from one of the windows. one of the front window waiting areas. >> inside the office the front door and waiting area had be
citizens to speak their minds and assemble without for freer. under the rule of law and the process they dared take guarantees the rights of all people. in other words true democracy real freedom is hard work. those in power have to resist the temptation to crack down on dissidents. in hard economic times countries must be tempted must from perceived enemies at home and abroad rather than focusing on the painstaking work that must be performed. where there were always being those average of human progress. dictators to cling to power corrupt interest that depend upon the status quo and extremist who fan the flames of hate and division. from northern ireland to south asia from africa to the americas from the balkans to the pacific we have written this convulsions that the company transitions to the new political order. a time the complex are ryan's off conflicts are... often they from the difficulties of reconciling tradition and face with a diversity and interdependence of the modern world. in every country there are those who find different religious beliefs threatening and every c
that back. 8 -- drive times heading out now. >>> two hours from now, parents, school officials and law enforcement will gather at park side elementary school in san mateo to talk about students' safety after a girl was kidnapped from campus friday, luckily she was able to get away. terry mcsweeney is live at the school with more. >> reporter: that meeting starts:30 this morning. -- starts 8:30 this morning. officials have pledged for fencing and gates in response to what happened last friday afternoon. pictures of park side elementary, according to police, 25-year-old bradley mrozek, followed a 9-year-old girl into the bathroom, groped her, carried her off campus. as the two approached a house walking together that point, he put her down, she kicked him, threw rocks at him and ran back to campus. according to police mrozek stopped at other campuses. he offered vodka to a couple girls followed them off campus, they ran home told their parents, parents called 911. before that he was, according to police at another elementary school where the administrator saw him acting suspiciously, did
plants growing outside on public land. law enforcement officials believe more marijuana is being grown on private property. >>> in just a few hours a meet willing be held at a san mateo elementary school where a nine- year-old girl was abducted from a restroom and molested. alex savidge is there at park side elementary where the school is on high alert this morning. >> reporter: even though a man has been arrested in connection with this brazen crime, parents here are still worried. that is why san mateo police and the superintendent will be holding a meeting for parents here at park side elementary school to talk about this kidnapping. nay will also discuss possible changes to the policy. it was last friday when a nine- year-old girl was kidnapped from a stranger at a nearby bathroom. prosecutors filed charges against 25-year-old bradley mrozak of san francisco. he groped that girl inside the bathroom and put his hand over her mouth and carried her off campus. we were able to talk to the man who's daughter is friends with the victim. >> they all worry about each other so yeah they loo
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